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Library Life after Wheeler: Citation options

Tips for Wheeler Graduates from the Prescott Library

No more noodletools? No Problem.

Once you graduate from Wheeler, your access to NoodleTools leaves with you. But never fear! Individual subscriptions are available for purchase, just check the website. Plus, many colleges and universities have access to more advanced reference management software which makes research and citation even easier!

Here are a few such services:


Endnote must be installed onto your Mac or PC and includes a Cite While You Write feature within MS Word, Open Office, and Pages 5. Citation information can be exported from databases into your Endnote files. If your college does not have a license for this, it can be purchased at Student Pricing.


RefWorks is a web-based service that stores your records online. Their mobile application allows for additional anywhere access with a smart phone/device. Cite While You Write and database exporting are also available. If your college does not provide this, individual subscriptions can be purchased.


A project of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, Zotero is, at its most basic, a FREE Firefox extension that provides similar citation tools as the other two listed here. Works with MS Word, Open Office, and Google Docs. Standalone software for Chrome or Safari is also available.



Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network. Make your own fully-searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device. Mendeley works on PC, Mac, and Linux systems.